RAMAN DETECTION FOR BALLOONBORNE LIDAR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$548,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2469
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Visidyne Inc.
5 Corporate Pl - S Bedford St, Burlington, MA, 01803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Orr Shepherd
(617) 273-2820
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE FEASIBILITY OF ADDING A RAMAN DETECTION SYSTEM, FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC CONSTITUENTS, TO AN EXISTING BALLOONBORNE LIDAR PAYLOAD WILL BE INVESTIGATED. THE BALLOONBORNE LIAR IS CURRENTLY USED TO MAKE RAYLEIGH/MIE ATMOSPHERIC BACKSCATTER MEASUREMENTS. THE FEASIBILITY STUDY WILL INCLUDE, FOR THE VARIOUS TYPES OF RAMAN SCATTERING AN AN ERROR ANALYSIS BASED ON THE OPERATING PARAMETERS OF THE PRESENT LIDAR SYSTEM, AND THE ALTITUDE RESOLUTION, INTERGRATION TIME, SIGNAL-TO-NOISE, AND SELECTED SPECIES ALTITUDE PROFILES. A TRADE-OFF ANALYSIS OF THE HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED. AN EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY PROTOTYPE RAMAN DETECTOR WILL BE DESIGNED, FABRICATED, AND TESTED. BASED UPON THESE ANALYSES AND THE LABORATORY TESTS, THE MOST PROMISING RAMAN MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE WHICH IS COM-PATIBLE WITH THE EXISTING BALLOONBORNE LIAR WILL BE SELECTEDAND A PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A RAMAN DETECTION SYSTEM PERFORMED.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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